10 movies to see in October 2015

What will you watch in Irish cinemas this month?


Directed by: Conor Horgan
Starring: Rory O’Neill
Release Date: October 23rd 2015
This new Irish documentary follows the journey of Ireland’s best known drag queen Panti (Aka Rory O’Neill) from the small Mayo town of Ballinrobe to striding the world stage. Directed by Conor Horgan (‘One Hundred Mornings’) the film acts as a backdrop to Ireland’s historical same sex marriage referendum in May.


Directed by: Stephen Frears
Starring: Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Dustin Hoffman, Jesse Plemons
Release Date: October 16th 2015
Lance Armstrong was once one of the most famous and decorated athletes in the world, with seven Tour DeFrance victories under his belt. All of this came crashing down in 2013, when he finally admitted to the doping allegations that had plagued him for years. Director Stephen Frears takes us behind the scenes of the man, the myth and the cheat.


Directed by: Joe Wright
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, Levi Miller, Garret Hedlund
Release Date: October 16th 2015
Go back in time to the beginning of the Peter Pan story this month, with Joe Wright’s PAN, which tells the tale of Peter Pan, long before Wendy Darling and her brothers got to Neverland. In this reimagining of the tale, the villain is the pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman), and Hook (Garret Hedlund) and Pan (Levi Miller) become allies, long before they become enemies.


Directed by: Sam Mendes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux, Chrisoph Waltz
Release Date: October 26th 2015
The 24th James Bond movie sees 007 take on the mysterious and dangerous organisation SPECTRE, as the newly instated M (Ralph Fiennes) struggles to hold MI6 together. Bond must unravel a web of lies and deceit, and protect the daughter of a powerful enemy.


Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Schwartz, Ben Kingsley
Release Date: October 2nd 2015
‘I find myself on an island, floating in mid air on the edge of the void’… On August 6th 1974, French high wire performer Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) crossed a wire strung between the towers of New York’s World Trade Centre… 110 storeys up. Robert Zemeckis’ film takes us behind the scenes of this incredible feat, and into the mind of the man who seemed that the towers were built for him to dance on a wire between them.


Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi
Release Date: October 16th 2015
Adam Sandler’s 2012 3D animation ‘Hotel Transylvania’ set a new record for the highest grossing September opening weekend of all time, earning $358 million on a budget of $85 million. This month see’s the inevitable sequel open in time for Halloween with Dracula attempting to bring out the scary side in his half human, half vampire grandson.